How to Budget for a Second Kitchen in Your Home
Hello, it’s Caleb with Dansie Design Build. Today I want to discuss the cost of adding a new kitchen to an existing finished basement. That would be, for example, converting a living room into a kitchen. You would need to remove the carpet and add tile or LVP, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, electrical, plumbing, and all of the other miscellaneous items that go along with the kitchen.
Average Kitchen Costs
The price range we typically see with these types of projects is between $30,000 and $75,000 or more. One thing to remember with this is that a kitchen in the basement will cost the same as a kitchen on the main floor. So it doesn’t matter where we install the cabinets or do the work; it’s still the same amount of work. Just because it’s a basement doesn’t mean it will be super cheap.
Basic Kitchen Costs
$30,000 is the bottom end of that with a smaller kitchen setup and more basic options; reducing the overall size of the kitchen reduces the amount of work needed. Your lower end will be more of a kitchenette that might not include all the appliances or have the space to fit the appliances such as the fridge, stove, or microwave.
Full Kitchen and Custom Kitchen Costs
If you’re looking for a full kitchen, plan on around $45,000 in that range, which will include a lot more cabinetry, countertops, and square footage space. In the $75,000 range is where you’ll have more custom cabinetry, lighting details, and appliances.
Factors to Consider When Adding a Kitchen to Your Basement
Those are the rough price ranges and the ways we can control the costs by the level of finishes and overall size of the kitchen. By level of finishes, I mean using tile or LVP, hard or soft wood trim, MDF trim, stock cabinetry, and semi-custom or fully custom cabinets. Another thing would be the countertops. Are we going with a level four finish or level four quartz countertop, or will we do granite level one or level two? The pricing increases as the level increases. Or we can scale it back. So are we doing a solid surface or a laminate? Historically those have been a lot cheaper. So those are the things that factor into the remodel costs for adding a kitchen to your finished basement.
How to Calculate Remodeling Costs
One way we figure out how much everything will cost upfront is to enter into a design agreement, which allows us to get our customer’s vision and calculate the costs from there. Once we have a total price, we can decide if we need to scale it back or up depending on what the customer wants and their budget.
That’s a little about how much it costs to add a kitchen to your basement. If you’re looking to add a kitchen to your basement or are looking to have a basement apartment, you can call us at (801) 341-9690 or schedule a consultation. We’ll contact you to see how we can best help you and your family. Have an excellent day!